Rescue Dawn DVD Contest!

 

 

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Rescue Dawn is one of the year’s best films, don’t be surprised if Christian Bale doesn’t get some award nominations for his steller performance as Dieter Dengler, one of the first American pilots shot down during the early stages of the Vietnam War. Not only did he survive an horable ordeal but he managed to escape as well. Bale is absolutely amazing in this film, it’s a shame that it got lost in the summer blockbuster season. But courtesy of MGM Home video you have a chance revisit this excellent film and get a free copy of the DVD. I really hope MGM is smart enough to launch an award campaign around this film, it is one of the year’s best. Also you can check out my interview with Christian Bale, Director Werner Herzog, Steve Zahn and others. To win this DVD, read the Press release and leave a comment about your favorite Christian Bale movie and why. Personally I know many of you will say Batman Begins, but my favorite CB film is the little know Equilibrium he was really bad ass in that part. Then of course there’s American Psycho and his love of Huey Lewis and Phil Collins. We have five copies of this DVD the contest will run November 12 to 27, 2007.

 

Based on the true story of a courageous Vietnam prisoner of war (POW), the critically-acclaimed film that Newsday (Jan Stuart) calls gripping and The New York Times (Matt Zoller Seitz) hails as a marvel”, Rescue Dawn escapes onto DVD November 20, 2007, from MGM Home Entertainment. Written and directed by internationally acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo) and adapted from his Emmy®– nominated documentary, Little Dieter Needs To Fly, Rescue Dawn stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho) as real-life United States Navy pilot and Vietnam War survivor Dieter Dengler in a performance USA Today (Scott Bowels) calls mesmerizing” and what Variety (Leslie Felperin) says is “a socko, kido-worthy lead performance.”

Featuring “outstanding” (MAXIM) performances by Steve Zahn (Sahara, Riding In Cars With Boys) and Jeremy Davies (Dogville, Solaris), Rescue Dawn marks the first truly American film from Herzog and is “an exciting edge-of-your-seat escape movie” (Newsweek, David Ansen) that explores the darkest hours of human peril, but leaves you with an uplifting message about triumph over adversity and the true meaning of duty, honor and courage.


Rescue Dawn will be available on DVD in widescreen format with English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish and French Dolby Surround and English and Spanish Subtitles and features commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill, three deleted scenes, featurettes and more. The Rescue Dawn DVD will retail for $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada. Pre-book is October 24.

In 1965, an American pilot on a top-secret bombing mission was shot down over Laos and taken to a hellish prison camp deep in the impenetrable jungle of Vietnam. What followed was one of the most remarkable and harrowing experiences of the entire Vietnam War. Inspired by the true story of Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) and written and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, Rescue Dawn is an uncanny tale of camaraderie and betrayal, courage in the face of despair, and triumph over tragedy. It stands as a true testament to the impossible boundaries of the human condition and the invincibility of the American spirit.

Rescue Dawn Bonus Features

• Commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill

The Making of a True Story Documentary

o Unfinished Business: Telling Dieter’s Story

o Strength of Character

o War Stories

o What Would Dieter Do?

• Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director Werner Herzog and Interviewer Norman Hill

o Don’t Tell Her You Love Her

o Coercion

o The Stolen Ring

• Still Gallery

Rescue Dawn

DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada

Order Due Date: October 24, 2007

Street Date: November 20, 2007

Catalog Number: M109357

Audio Features: English Dolby Surround 5.1

Spanish Dolby Surround

French Dolby Surround

Languages: English, French and Spanish

Total Run Time: 126 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Closed Captioned: Yes

7 thoughts on “Rescue Dawn DVD Contest!”

  1. This was a pretty good movie, I was able to catch it in theaters back in August. Right now I’m waiting on Bale’s next big movie ‘Dark Knight’ now that looks like a sure fire winner.

  2. Here’s my top 5 Bale performances:

    5. Equilibrium – I agree with Michelle that not only has this film been missed but Bale is also bad ass.
    4. Batman Begins – First, let me say that I love the Burton/Keaton Batman, but this is the first time that anyone truly captures the physical and mental embodiment of the original comic book character. I am very much looking forward to new the new Bale/Batman series!!!
    3. The Machinist – Bale’s performance and transformation as Trevor Reznik is truly haunting.
    2. Rescue Dawn – Indeed one of the best films of the year and a new side to Bale not seen in previous characters.
    1. American Psycho – As funny as it is disturbing due in part by Bale’s terrific performance! “I need to engage in homicidal behaviour on a massive scale. It can not be corrected but I have no other way to fulfill my needs.”

  3. I love christian Bale. He is sooo underrated as an actor. one of the best. here is my list.
    1. American Psycho
    2. The Prestige
    3. The Machinist
    4.Batman Begins—The best batman movie EVER!!!
    5. Rescue Dawn

  4. I haven’t seen Rescue Dawn yet but with Bale in it I’m sure it’s great.

    My list
    1. Equilibrium
    2. Prestige
    3. Machinist
    4. Batman Begins
    5. Newsies – just cause it’s very different from what he’s done since.

    Actually – pretty much anything he’s in I like so this list could change tomorrow depending on my mood.

  5. oops! I forgot to put my fav and why- American psycho is my fav movie of his but I think his performance in the prestige is his best. I cant say to much because it would spoil it for others who havent seen it but I will say he is believable in this role.

  6. My favorite has to be Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. I love the setting (Italy…give me some pasta and wine).

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